29 January 2015
Buying a new dryer, baseboard heater or refrigerator can be very exciting, but what's not so exciting is the subsequent dealing with the old version. Many people choose to take matters into their own hands by trying to recycle their old appliance themselves. Unfortunately, this process can have terrible consequences, ranging from illegal dumping to personal injury to pollution. In order to get the job done safely and quickly, it is always best to trust the pros, and thankfully there are 3 easy ways to do this.
27 January 2015
One way to make sure your well water tastes good and is safe to use is by putting a water filtration system in your home. A filtration system can trap impurities in the well water almost as soon as they enter your house to keep them from reaching your faucets and appliances (keep in mind; you will still need to test the well water periodically for contaminants that can bypass normal household filtration systems).
22 January 2015
Even if your water heater seems to be running smoothly, it still needs to be maintained on a regular basis. This includes having it drained about once a year or so, to avoid buildup collecting at the bottom over time. If you fail to empty it, you may later be dealing with a bigger problem. Here are steps to drain your water heater. 1. Perform a Quick Flush To empty out the water heater completely, the water needs to be shut off first, but you can start with a quick flush.
20 January 2015
When you're remodeling your bathroom and installing frameless shower doors, keep in mind that this style of shower draws the focus to the shower doors. That means choosing glass for your shower doors that's worthy of the attention. Luckily, there are many different types of shower glass that you can choose from, each with its own unique features. Here's a look at some of the most popular choices to help you narrow things down.
14 January 2015
If you've been planning out a design for a new deck or patio on your home, the main thing on your mind is likely the budget and construction costs. While it's important to find a general contractor who specializes in deck design and construction, there are some things that should be brought to his attention before the project gets underway. Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself before you embark on this type of home improvement project.
8 January 2015
Finishing a basement is a great way to increase the usable space of your home, while also allowing you to increase your home's value. Two great ways to finish your basement are by building an entertainment space and apartment. Entertainment Space One of the most popular ways to finish a basement is by building a space that is designed solely for fun and entertainment. The most common way to accomplish this is by building a home theater in your basement.
6 January 2015
One of the great things about garage doors is that they don't need a whole lot of maintenance. Most of the time, they just work, without much effort on your part. But one thing that you should be doing at least once a year is checking to make sure that the garage door is balanced. This will help keep it opening and closing easily, and alert you if your springs are beginning to wear out.
30 December 2014
If your current water heater is nearing the end of its useful life, you've probably begun to investigate alternate options. One type of water heater that is soaring in popularity is the tankless heater. Will this water heater work in your home and with your lifestyle? Read on to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of the tankless hot water heater. What is a tankless heater? Traditional water heaters are fairly large and cylindrical.
18 December 2014
When you want to update the appearance and decor of your home, vinyl siding can actually be an excellent solution. One reason for this is that vinyl siding can be installed over other types of existing siding. Always remember with vinyl siding is that it's a good idea to install rigid foam insulation underneath the siding before you put it up. This not only helps increase your home's energy efficiency, it also provides a flat surface on which to attach vinyl siding.
17 December 2014
If you don't like waking up with cold feet, in-floor heating is ideal. It is a system with a series of tubes that circulate water under the floor. There is also the flooring that will finish your system, which can be materials like tile, lightweight concrete and epoxies. If you are having an in-floor heating system installed in your home, here are four of the best flooring choices you will have for flooring in your home: